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How Building A Remote Team Could Help Your Startup

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th September 2017
By Lucy Elkin, founder of, a social venture bringing great remote jobs to a wider audience For many early-stage startups, an office is an expense you just can’t afford. Around 70% of UK businesses start from home. Yet as your team starts to grow, most organisations outgrow working around the kitchen table or in a coffee shop. That used mean taking on an office lease, bringing...
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How to Send and Receive SEPA Credit Transfers

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th September 2017
If you are a business looking to do a bank transfer between european nations, here is how SEPA Credit Transfers (SCT) can be sent and received.SEPA is an efficient, simple and reliable payment transfer solution which simplifies bank transfers between European nations. Introduced in 2008, the system is an effective alternative for existing banking models as it can simplify cross-border payments. T...
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An entrepreneur’s guide to maintaining a healthy work/life balance

by: Startacus Admin ~ 9th September 2017
Isabelle Ohnemus, Founder of fashion-sizing shopping platform EyeFitU shares a few sustainable & useful ways of maintaining that important healthy work/life balance. Isabelle Ohnemus is the Founder and CEO of fashion-sizing shopping platform EyeFitU. Isabelle’s background in international finance gave her the solid foundation to turn her passion for fashion and desire to help change the...
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Why Your Company Should Start a Blog and Publish Content Daily

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th September 2017
There used to be a time in the history of the internet where a company blog was not necessary for online success, but we’re certainly not in that era anymore. If you’re looking around and seeing everyone else posting free blog content to their website and wondering if you should be following suit, the answer is a resounding yes. But if you’re still not convinced, we’ve got ...
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The psychological price of entrepreneurship

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st September 2017
Neeta Patel, CEO of the New Entrepreneurs Foundation shares some top suggestions on how to take care of yourself - mentally and physically as an entrepreneur. "You’ve started a business, it’s going well - the orders are coming in, the business is growing and you’ve secured investment. You’re on cloud nine but this doesn’t last long. In the last year you’ve...
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EIS is more for investors than startups

by: Startacus Admin ~ 25th August 2017
Martin Neill is the Founder & CEO at AirPOS, a Belfast based cloud-based ePOS software platform which offers point-of-sale and e-commerce software to helps small retailers manage their sales and inventory, both in their shops and online. Here, Martin shares some invaluable thoughts and knowledge on raising investment as a startup and why EIS is perhaps more for investors than startup...
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Tips for running a FinTech as a Young CEO

by: Startacus Admin ~ 23rd August 2017
Anna Tsyupko is the 24-year-old CEO of London-based FinTech company Paybase. Paybase delivers an end-to-end solution for payments, compliance and risk – all rolled into one unified API. Anna has previously written for Startacus on some of the key challenges of building payments into an app and now she returns to share some top valuable tips she has learnt along the way on running a...
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Health and Safety for Startups – Start out on the right track

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd August 2017
Neil Whitney, Health and Safety Consultant for CFS explains why UK startups need to take health and safety compliance seriously..."For the majority of startup businesses, it's fair to say their main concern isn't likely to be Health and Safety. Health and safety can often seem like a bit of a burden in terms of time, cost and, ultimately, lack of ROI. However, recent research has found that the c...
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Top tips for taking your restaurant on the road

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st August 2017
With the UK's love of street food showing no sign of slowing down and the great British summer finally upon us, it's the perfect time to take your restaurant on the road. Serving your food at local business parks, on highstreets, and in shopping centres is one of the best ways to build your brand and get more guests through the doors of your restaurant. If you land a pitch at a festival, it will ...
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The Death of the UVP

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th August 2017
Chris Phillips is an experienced mentor/coach and super engaging workshop teacher. He is the Founder of Help Start-up, which works with and inspires entrepreneurs to start and grow new businesses. Here Chris writes about the death of the UVP...The Unique Value Proposition (UVP) The Unique Selling Proposition/Unique Selling Point (USP) There are various versions of this all along the same theme.&...
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5 key implications of the General Data Protection Regulation for startups and business marketing

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th August 2017
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018 and will impact businesses worldwide if they are dealing with personal data relating to EU residents. Elle Hosie, founder and CEO of her own startup Elletrepreneur and expert in data protection laws, summarises some key aspects of the new regulation and how this will affect startups and your business marketing activities.Pr...
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Angel vs Venture Capital funding – which suits you best?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 16th August 2017
Ofri Ben-Porat is CEO and co-founder of mar-tech startup Pixoneye – an advanced computer vision and AI technology delivered on device that offers in app content personalisation for brands. Here, Ofi writes for Startacus on the measured approach Pixoneye took when looking at Angel or VC funding. "I think I can safely assume that everyone visiting Startacus will be involved in at least o...
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